segunda-feira, 23 de julho de 2018

Very Hardcore with Salsa - An Interview

O trio freak japonês, Salsa foge por completo do que usualmente desponta das terras nipônicas, esqueça, experimentalismos, ou fritações etéreas, o negócio dos caras é um esporro freak calcado em um blues psicoticamente punk.

Pense em Dr. Feelgood, pense em um Sam Cooke anfetaminado, pense em punk clássico, pense nos Blues Explosions e o resultado dessa brincadeira toda você escutara no esporrento "Very Hardcore", debute dos caras.

Nada novo obviamente, mas que o resultado é uma cacetada na monotonia que rola por aí, isso é.

***** Interview with Salsa *****

Q. When did Salsa begin? Tell us about the history...
Hello, I am Kensuke, salsa's vocal and guiter. I'll answer your questions.

We salsa began in 2005. Drummer Hiromu is my high school mate. Hiromu and Bassist Naoki are elementary school mates. We had a similar taste in music, and so playing together came naturally.
We have been playing together in the same trio form for almost 13 years.

Q: Who are your influences?
When we first started, our influences were from punk rock. Especially 70's punk. Damned, Television, Ramones, Buzzcocks etc... But now, so many kinds of good music have, and still are, influencing us. Captain Beefheart is my favorite nowadays.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Ramones "Ramones"
Captain Beefheart "Shiny beast"
Yamamoto Seiichi & Phew "Shiawase no sumika"
Sam Cooke "Live at the Harlem Square Club 1963"

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Feel good.That's important for me.

Q. How do you describe Salsa´s sounds?
Junk Blues.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Instruments are almost all recorded in one shot. And we dub vocals, an extra guitar and other instruments little bit. I think the most important thing is not to lose the raw texture.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Japanese band falsettos is so nice. Please check.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We'll tour the USA in the summer of 2018. (Now!) We want to tour all over the world in the future.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you for reading.